Intel Atom-based 3U CompactPCI CPU board for unmanned vehicles and other military applications introduced by GE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 15 Sept. 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the ACR301 rugged 3U CompactPCI single board computer based on the Intel latest Atom E6XX processor for harsh-environment aerospace, defense, and industrial embedded computing applications such as unmanned vehicles that consume minimal power and dissipate minimal heat.

Sep 15th, 2010
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Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms changed its name to Abaco Systems on 23 Nov. 2015 as a result of the company's acquisition last September by New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 15 Sept. 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the ACR301 rugged 3U CompactPCICPU board based on the Intel latest Atom E6XX processor for harsh-environment aerospace, defense, and industrial embedded computing applications such as unmanned vehicles that consume minimal power and dissipate minimal heat.

The single-board computer uses less than 10 Watts, and comes four alternative versions of the Intel Atom processor (0.6 GHz, 1 GHz, 1.3 GHz, 1.6 GHz) and in five ruggedization levels. The ACR301 also features support for CAN-bus, which is popular for land vehicle applications. One gigabyte of DDR2 SDRAM is soldered to the board.

A PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) site enables designers to configure the computer board for specific application profiles. Input/output and communications capabilities include two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, two USB 2.0 ports, two full duplex asynchronous serial ports, two Gen 2 SATA ports, keyboard/mouse and DVI video. Supported operating systems include VxWorks, Linux, and Windows.

For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.

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